n Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - Caring science, mindful practice : implementing Watson's human caring theory, Sitzman, K. & Watson, J. (Eds). : book review

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1682-5055


, is a welcome addition to the growing pool of literature on human caring. It is of significance to all persons interested in, and concerned with, human caring or caritas practice. Theorists, researchers and clinical practitioners will find this volume a guiding light in whichever area of practice Watson's Human Caring Theory is being applied. Even if the theory is not being applied, this book clearly indicates practical ways in which both individuals and groups can arrive at a more authentic, human caring level of practice and of living life moment-to-moment. The guidelines and guidance provided in this book will serve those informed about Watson's theory as well as lay persons to embrace mindful reflective care and caring (caritas), be it in formal institutional settings or community and private home settings, making caring an embodied self-caring experience. To quote Watson's Author's Note to this edition: "Renewed attention and intentions are created for contemplation, reflections, and simple 'pauses' to move from ego-head-fear mindsets, to love, open heart-centered compassion, accessing sources of inner knowing and interbeing [sic] in relation to all of life."

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